Russian missiles struck Ukrainian railroad infrastructure and supply depots Wednesday, as the Kremlin called NATO vehicles and supplies “legitimate military targets.”
The strikes — by both sea and air-borne missiles — took out electric power plants at five railway stations throughout Ukraine, and hit stores of fuel and ammunition.
The attacks strikes were meant to disrupt the delivery of Western weapons to Ukraine, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.
The coordinated effort to disrupt Ukrainian supply lines came as Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu declared NATO shipments — and any NATO vehicles carrying such shipments within Ukraine — legitimate targets.
“The United States and NATO allies continue to flood Ukraine with weapons,” Shoigu said according to the state-run agency TASS. “I would like to point out that we view all NATO vehicles that arrive in the country carrying weapons and supplies for the Ukrainian Armed Forces as legitimate military targets.”
The Pentagon has repeatedly said US supples are handed off to Ukrainian forces at the border, without American forces entering Ukraine.
Air raid sirens also rang out in the cities of Cherkasy, Dnipro and Zaporizhzhia Wednesday.
With Post wires